Rich selected to present at U.K. Conference

September 21, 2014

Texas A&M School of Law Professor Lisa RichFORT WORTH, Texas – Texas A&M University School of Law Professor Lisa Rich was invited to present her abstract “The School-to-Prison Pipeline: Why the United States Must Take a Broader Approach to Criminal Justice Reform” at the Fifth Oxford Education Research Symposium. The symposium will be held at the Rhodes House, Oxford, England, Dec. 11-13, 2014.

This is an international conference focused on emerging issues in education, pedagogy and other cutting-edge research. The presentation will result in a peer-reviewed paper for inclusion in a symposium book and potentially other journals.

“The symposium is focused on research and discourse about the theory and practice of universal education, which dovetails with A&M’s focus and impact in the area of research,” Rich said. She added that her participation in this symposium will further highlight her scholarship and advocacy as well as the areas of civil rights and her work related to the United Nations Committee to End All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD).

Specifically, the presentation will address concerns raised by CERD that “alleged racial disparities in suspension, expulsion and arrest rates in [United States] schools contribute to the high dropout rate and referral to the justice system of students belonging to racial, ethnic and national minorities.”

Rich was featured earlier this summer in the TAMU Times in a similar topic area.